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  1. Legal news
    08 June 2018
    Regulatory Changes for Medical Devices in Singapore
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/singapore/regulatory-changes-for-medical-devices-in-singapore

    On 22 May 2018, the Health Sciences Authority (the "HSA") issued a press release announcing changes to the regulatory process for medical devices ("MDs").

  2. Legal news
    16 January 2020
    Singapore Regulatory Update: Healthcare Services Bill
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/singapore/singapore-regulatory-update-healthcare-services-bill

    The Healthcare Services Bill (the "Bill") was passed on 6 January 2020, replacing the Private Hospitals and Medical Clinics Act ("PHMCA"), which was last amended in 1999. The Bill seeks to strengthen the safeguards for ...

  3. Legal news
    23 April 2020
    COVID-19: Our series of regulatory legislation trackers for the Life Sciences & Healthcare industry
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/covid-19-our-series-of-regulatory-legislation-trackers-for-the-life-sciences-and-healthcare-industry

    COVID-19 presents an unprecedented challenge to the global life sciences industry. Members of our International Life Sciences & Healthcare team, lawyers who have a wealth of hands-on experience and strong relationships ...

  4. Legal news
    08 May 2019
    Manufacturing and stockpiling waiver set to limit rights of holders of SPCs for medicines
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/manufacturing-and-stockpiling-waiver-set-to-limit-rights-of-holders-of-spcs-for-medicines

    On 17 April 2019, the European Parliament approved, by a large majority, an amendment of the Regulation on Supplementary Protection Certificates ("SPCs").

  5. Legal news
    11 July 2019
    French healthcare system reform: The final steps of the legislative process are expected soon
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/france/french-healthcare-system-reform-the-final-steps-of-the-legislative-process-are-expected-soon

    The Bill of the Law on the organization and transformation of the French healthcare system at the French parliament, adoption of the final version is expected for the end of July.

  6. Legal news
    19 October 2017
    Pharmaceutical Advertising Global Practice Guide 2018: UK chapter contributed by Bird & Bird
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2017/uk/pharmaceutical-advertising-global-practice-guide-2018-uk-chapter-contributed-by-bird-and-bird

    The Chambers & Partners Pharmaceutical Advertising Global Practice Guide 2018 is now available online. The UK chapter has been written by Bird & Bird’s Sally Shorthose and Sarah Faircliffe,

  7. Legal news
    11 May 2020
    Australia: While COVID-19 lockdown restrictions ease enforcement of advertising restrictions for therapeutic goods tighten
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/australia-while-covid-19-lockdown-restrictions-ease-enforcement-of-advertising-restrictions

    The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has been monitoring and taking action against individuals and companies capitalising on the current pandemic to market and sell products that claim to prevent or cure COVID-19.

  8. Legal news
    15 April 2020
    COVID-19 – Australian response to regulation of medical devices
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/covid-19-australian-response-to-regulation-of-medical-devices

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Australian Federal Minister for Health has exercised his power under section 41GS of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 (Cth) (the Act) to exempt certain medical devices from the ...

  9. Legal news
    02 July 2019
    Transfer of value: amendments to the French “anti-gift” provisions by the draft Health Act
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/transfer-of-value-amendments-to-the-french-anti-gift-provisions-by-the-draft-health-act

    The French so-called “anti-gift” provisions strictly frame the conditions under which companies in the health sector are allowed to provide advantages, in cash or in kind, to healthcare professionals ("HCPs”)

  10. Legal news
    24 July 2019
    When do clinical trial consent disclosures render a patent invalid?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/australia/when-do-clinical-trial-consent-disclosures-render-a-patent-invalid

    In the recent case of InterPharma Pty Ltd v Hospira Inc (No 5) [2019] FCA 960 the Australian Federal Court has given patentees guidance as to novelty preserving practice in the conduct of clinical trials.